Edward VIII's love letter to his FIRST mistress
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:27 AM
Head over heels in love, 'adoring little David' promised his 'precious Fredie Wedie' she was all he wanted ... 'whatever that may mean'.
It was an ominous sign of what was to come. Seventeen years later, David, better known as King Edward VIII, abdicated to be with another lover – and plunged the monarchy into crisis. This love letter, written from 'Buckhouse' in 1919, was sent to married socialite Freda Dudley Ward.
In it, the 25-year-old unmarried Prince of Wales told her: 'This is only just a teeny weeny little scrawl to catch the last post sweetheart & to tell you how fearfully madly I'm loving you this afternoon angel & looking forward to 4.30 tomorrow.
'Although I only said all this about 12 hrs ago I can't help saying it all again this afternoon only I mean it even more sweetheart!!' In an apparent reference to his royal duties, he wrote he was 'fearfully busy' but said it distracted him from missing his lover. 'I just can't get over all your sweetness to your devoted little boy & he is so so happy this afternoon darling & just not caring for anybody or anything altho he's fearfully busy – then I don't have time to realise how much I miss HER & how consequently sad & depressed I am tho hopelessly happy "deep down"!!
'Bless you my very own darling beloved precious little Fredie Wedie for all your divine love which is all I ask for in this world & the next whatever that may mean.'
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